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Accelerated Enterprise Asset Management

Is Your Team Ready, Willing and Able to Make The Changes Required to Win?

By Paul McNamara | March 18, 2020

In the asset management game, most solutions are focused on technology often at the exclusion of the asset management team and their customers.  Just as the musician’s skill has a huge impact on the musical performance, such is also the case with asset management.  It doesn’t mean that tools aren’t important, they are, but by…

Getting Resilient in a Time of Crisis

By Paul McNamara | March 15, 2020

Our situation has changed meaning we now have new threats (the virus and getting sick) and new obligations (hygiene and physical distancing) required to help us take care of those threats. At the same time, none of the threats or obligations we had before have been relieved. What is the Same? … The need for…

Software Accelerates Transformation When Designed With That Intent

By Paul McNamara | February 19, 2020

Why Trust What we Say? The results we help our customers produce with our software is unmatched. In a marketplace cynical about the claims of software vendors, what this software vendor says about outcomes is actually true. Industry awards for “Customer Value” with results 2X to 3X other asset management companies Customers awards for producing…

Knowledge is Essential for Focus and Speed

By Paul McNamara | February 18, 2020

Knowledge is power. If our knowledge is better than our competitors’ knowledge it gives us the power to win. If we work purposely at increasing our knowledge, and we succeed, our accomplishments or results increase as well. Outcomes or results are produced by people and teams who have the knowledge to produce them. Knowledge is…

Can Your Suppliers Unwittingly Spoil Your Culture Change Efforts? Beware, Bad Apples!

By Paul McNamara | December 3, 2019

Culture Can Keep Costs Low… when that culture is effective for dealing with the situations members of the culture confront on a daily basis. If the culture isn’t working costs are high.  When an effective culture is shared it is easier for them to trust each other and, as a result, lowers the cost of…

“Good Intentions” without Capability is a Costly Trap. An Asset Management Example.

By Paul McNamara | November 24, 2019

The Good Intentions Trap is Costly If achieving a big result looks too easy, it probably is and will probably be a costly venture.  It is a trap we are all vulnerable to.  I write about two traps and then share a real-life example that happened to Sente almost 20 years ago.  It has forever…

Are Your Teams Equipped For Speed? Accelerate With aEAM’s Culture Change Algorithm.

By Paul McNamara | November 10, 2019

We are in a new age of competition that the World Economic Forum calls the 4th Industrial Revolution.  New tools and technologies are enabling people to fulfill new and more competitive intentions ramping competitive pressures on everyone to move with speed and efficiency or risk failure.  Incremental changes won’t work.  They simply won’t be enough…

Are Your Metrics Complete? Do They Trigger Effective Behaviors and Results?

By Paul McNamara | November 9, 2019

Metrics are very important to success.  I won’t say the most important though, because a number without a narrative that gives it meaning, relevance, and value might as well not exist. It won’t produce any change in direction or focus. If you don’t have a purpose, by definition they aren’t complete They are likely a…

Unlock Hidden Synergies, Profitability & Speed in Test Infrastructure

By Paul McNamara | November 3, 2019

Why are There Hidden Synergies in Test Operations? Our customers often make the decision to focus on synergies in organizations heavily invested in test because of the capital intensity — both human and equipment —  in test organizations.  One reason it produces such a great opportunity for synergy is that people hoard test infrastructure and…

Customer-Focused Maintenance Teams Accelerate Revenues & Time-to-Market.
Do Yours?

By Paul McNamara | November 2, 2019

Why are Maintenance Teams so Important? Because they are responsible for keeping plant and equipment up and running so that orders from customers can be quickly produced, shipped, billed and converted to cash.  Any breakdown in production inevitably leads to shipping delays, dissatisfied customers, slowed payments, reduced profitability, delays to cash and reductions in stock…